Graham Sustainability Institute


In January 2016, the Water Center hosted Water@Michigan, a day-long event to convene researchers from across the University to discuss their common interests in water.

Researchers delivered lightning talks, brief and engaging introductions to their diverse areas of research and expertise, and all attendees participated in breakout discussions about water research challenges and opportunities.

View the Agenda here (pdf) 

View the slides from the lightning talks (slideshare)

Afternoon breakout sessions were organized around three approaches to research—fundamental, multi-/cross-disciplinary, and applied. Session discussions focused on identification of top research challenges related to each breakout theme and ideas for how the Water Center might help to address some of those challenges. 

A representative from each session reported on these discussions back to the larger group.  

Read the key takeaway messages here (pdf)

tweet from UM Water conference

Check out the the social conversation (storify)






Date & Time: 
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Palmer Commons, Great Lakes Rooms
Registration Deadline: 
Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 11:45 pm